Ron Howard Fills Out INFERNO Cast with Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan

     February 17, 2015


With filming poised to begin in just a couple of months, Ron Howard is putting the finishing touches on the cast for his upcoming Dan Brown adaptation Inferno. Tom Hanks reprises his role of Robert Langdon from Howard’s The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, and Columbia Pictures announced today that Omar Sy (The Intouchables), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi), and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) have signed on to co-star. In the Inferno movie, Khan will play Harry Sims aka “The Provost”, Sy is set as Christoph Bruder, and Knudsen will portray Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization.

The trio joins the previously cast Felicity Jones—who’s up for an Oscar for her work in The Theory of Everything—in the ensemble, with Jones starring opposite Hanks as Dr. Sienna Brooks. The story finds Hanks’ Langdon waking up in an Italian hospital with amnesia and subsequently teaming up with Brooks to try and recover his memories. They also find themselves trying to prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno, obviously.

Spider-Man and War of the Worlds scribe David Koepp returns to pen the screenplay after adapting Angels & Demons, and production for Inferno is set to begin at the end of April in anticipation of the film’s October 14, 2016 release date. While Howard is busy readying Inferno, he already has his next film in the can: the promising sea-set drama In the Heart of the Sea, which opens in theaters this fall.

Check out some official images of the cast thus far below, courtesy of Columbia.







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